[ Chinese Version ]

First APEC Sports Event 2016
“APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Education and
Career Planning for Young Athletes”

Date: September 1, 2016
Venue: The Howard Plaza Hotel, Taipei



Welcome Remarks:

  • Dr. Ching-Hwa TSAI, Political Deputy Minister of Education
  • Mr. Pei-Yung HSU, Director General of Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Laughing Ceremony
Group Photo

Keynote Speech:

  • Mr. Patrick GLENNON, Adecco Sr. Vice President for the IOC Athlete Career Programme & IPC Athlete Career Program, U.S.
Coffee Break

Session 1:Policy Dialogue on Education of Young Athletes

The main purpose of the session is to discuss government policies that are important for advancing the comprehensive education of young athletes and elite athletes in particular. In doing so, the athletes will have a well-rounded education that supports career development as well as maintaining an effective training program.

Moderator :

  • Dr. Chih-Fu CHENG, Executive Vice President, National Taiwan Normal University, Chinese Taipei

Panelists :

  • Mr. Francis DROUIN, Manager, High Performance Partnerships, Sport Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada
  • Dr. Mehander SINGH, Director, Sports Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Ms. Hyunju LEE, Acting Head, Office on Sport for Development and Peace, United Nations
  • Dr. Beth PALMER, Executive Director, Fitness and Recreation, Texas Woman’s University, U.S.
  • Dr. Ha Viet DANG, Director, Ho Chi Minh National Sport Training Center, Vietnam

Session 2:APEC Economies’ Reports

The major purpose of the session is to share the policies and best practices of APEC economies in education and career planning of young athletes.


  • Dr. Chen-Sheng HO, Director, Department of International Affairs, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Chinese Taipei


  • Mr. Oscar COMMENTZ Mg., National Methodologist of Department of High Performance in Sports and Olympic Plan, Ministry of Sport, Chile
  • Dr. Donny Wira Yudha KUSUMA, Lecturer, Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Sport Science, Semarang State University, Indonesia
  • Mr. Shigeru HATTA, Director, JOC Career Academy Program, Japan
  • Dr. Norlida Ab. WAHAB, Principal Assistant Director, Human Capital Development Section, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia
  • Ms. Vilma Cristina ZAVALETA, Educational Monitoring Specialist, Physical and Sport Education Direction, Peruvian Ministry of Education, Peru
  • Ms. Rose C. DOMINGO, Supervising Education Program Specialist, Bureau of Curriculum Development, Philippines
  • Dr. Nikolay PESHIN, Pro-Rector, Russian International Olympic University, Russia
  • Ms. Peggy TNG, Deputy Director (Athlete Services & Development Department), Singapore Sports Institute; Head (Athlete Life), National Youth Sports Institute, Singapore
  • Mr. Sam YANG, Deputy Chief, International Affairs, Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, Chinese Taipei
  • Dr. Nitiphan SARAPAKDI, Vice President for Sports School, Institute of Physical Education, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand
  • Dr. Hieu TRAN, Manager, Sports Development Strategy and Policy Research Department, Vietnam Sports Science Institute, Vietnam
Coffee Break

Session 3: Public-Private-Partnership on Career Development

The main purpose of the session is to discuss the most effective ways for public-private-partnership (PPP) to strengthen the career development for young athletes. The existence of PPP will enable the athletes to focus on sports competition with the knowledge that a successful career development program is in place.


  • Ms. Yi-Ting SHEN, Secretary General, Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, Chinese Taipei

Panelists :

  • Dr. Dong-Whan KIM, Professor, College of Sports and Arts, Hanyang University, Korea
  • Dr. Ping-Kun CHIU, CEO, National Sports Training Center, Chinese Taipei
  • Dr. Chin-Hsung KAO, President, National Taiwan Sport University, Chinese Taipei
  • Dr. Rungchai CHAUNCHAIYAKUL, Associate Professor, College of Sports Science and Technology, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Mr. Patrick GLENNON, Adecco Sr. Vice President for the IOC Athlete Career Programme & IPC Athlete Career Program, U.S.
  • Dr. Gwendolyn WEATHERFORD, Director of Sport Management, Department of Kinesiology, Texas Woman’s University, U.S.
  • Dr. Ich Quan NGO, Assistant Director, Hanoi National Sport Training Center, Sport Administration, Vietnam

Special Event: Promotion of 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade

*Please note that this Agenda is subject to change by the organizer